John Covert plays guitar, keyboards, bass and drums and writes songs of varied genres.
He, and wife Patty, have owned and operated Crystal Image Music BMI publishing
company and recording studio since 1968. They continue to do demos and masters
for songwriters, publishers and producers throughout the world. John is a music
instructor and also plays in several different styles of bands (as well as a solo, duo and trio configuration).. including blues, country, folk and oldies
In the early 1960''s through the 70''s John opened shows for such acts as Chad and Jeremy, Gary U.S. Bonds, The Chiffons, Simon and Garfunkel, Sons of Champlin and others. Even back then he was recording his own original music and getting on the
radio and jukeboxes. He has also performed with members of John Lee Hooker''s
and Albert King''s blues bands.
In 1980 he won grand prize in the Nashville Music City Song Festival. Two of his novelty songs were featured on Dr. Demento''s nationally sydicated show. In 1983 he was a winner in the Nashville talent search sponsored by the Nashville Network
(TNN) tv. He also won finalist awards in the National Country Music Songwriting Contest (sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken and hosted by country music artist, Johnny Lee), and the American Song Festival in Hollywood. In 1999 his cowritten song "Smile if love Jesus" charted #1 on the Country Gospel Music Guild Charts.
In 2001 he and one of his bands, Bam!!, opened for Tower of Power. Following
this show a bone chip broke off in his back and crushed his L3 nerve. He
played the rest of the year in a wheelchair. The nerve damage was permanent,
even after surgery, but he''s walking again and continues to perform live. He
recently performed at the Stockton Asparagus Festival which draws nearly 100,000 people. His songs have been featured in Billboard, U.S. Gospel News and Country Song Roundup magazines, in Hollywood movies, on ABC TV''s General Hospital, The Nashville Network and most recently, thanks to pump audio, VH1 TV shows "Driven"
(also featuring grammy winner, Usher), "The Fabulous Life of Country Superstars"
and the "Travel" cable channel. "I love Pump Audio", comments Covert, "I''ve had many breaks and blessings in my life and I consider them to be one of the
biggest. They care!"
His early recordings with his Crystal Image band are sought after collector items in Europe and the USA. One 45 rpm was recently offered by a collector on "Music
Stack" (internet) for $30. Many of these recordings have been released on CD
by German label, Red Lounge Records. More information can be found at